PSA (Public Service Announcements)

Church of the Apostolic Doctrine Gathering Event (END JUL 24)

Church of the Apostolic Doctrine will hold a special gathering event from Sunday July 21st through Wednesday July 24th at 6205 Ramada Drive in Clemmons, North Carolina. Featured speakers will be Michael Reeves, Arlonzo Boswell, Avery Lawson, Bryson Adkins, Lavon Koger, and more. For complete details, call 334-329-9585.

Jesus Is The Answer Special Gathering Event (END JUL 26)

Jesus is the Answer Deliverance Sanctuary invites you to a special gathering event starting Sunday, July 21st, and running through Friday July 26th, at 5723 Eckerson Rd in Greensboro. Guest speakers include Apostles Massey, Ellison, and Simms, as well as Bishop Dr. Anderson. This event is free and open to the public. For further details, call 336-803-6306.

Global United Love Fellowship Special Gathering (END JUL 27)

Global United Love Fellowship will hold a special gathering event from Thursday July 25th through Saturday July 27th at 3980 N. Liberty Street in Winston Salem. Special guest speakers will be Vicky Sumpter, Monique Walker, Antoine Brown, Freddie B. Marshall, and Angeline B. Sumpter. For complete details and schedule, call 336-858-6236.

Back2School Bash (END JUL 27)

Hope Academy GSO and Bold2BU Community invite you to join them for their 4th Annual Back2School Bash, on Saturday July 27th, from 11am to 1pm, at 1403 W Florida Street in Greensboro. On hand will be school supplies, braiders, barbers, and hairstylists, food, games, and more. For more information, call 336-907-7155, extension 104.

Vance Chavis Library Block Party (END JUL 27)

The Vance Chavis Branch Library invites you out to its annual Block Party on Saturday, July 27, from 10am to 2pm, at 900 S Benbow Road in Greensboro.  DJ Reggie Reg will be spinning the tunes, and there will be plenty of games and activities to enjoy. Stop by, say hello, and party down with your local branch library. For further details, call 336-373-5838.

Operation XCEL Parent Resource Fair and School Supply Giveaway (END JUL 27)

Operation XCEL will host its Annual Back 2 School Parent Resource Fair & School Supply Give-Away on Saturday, July 27, from 9am to 2pm at 1000 West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro. Lunch, refreshments, and backpacks (stuffed with school supplies) will be provided to workshop participants. For further information on this free and open to the public event, call 856-246-2272.

Raleigh’s Crossroads UMC Hot Dog Sale and Live Auction (END JUL 27)

Raleigh’s Crossroads United Methodist Church will be having a live auction and hotdog sale on Saturday, July 27, from 11am – 3:30pm, at 715 Guilford College Road in Greensboro.  Household items, jewelry, and children’s art will be auctioned off. For further information, call 336-294-4325.

National Parks and Recreation Month Events (END JUL 27)

Throughout the month July, the City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with a series of community events, including Adult Recess, Movie Night at Hester Park, Makers Way at Gateway, and Parks and Rec Month Bingo. For dates and times, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge “Meet The Animals” (END JUL 27)

The Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, a non-profit organization located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, that provides sanctuary to over 120 farm animals, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, goats,  cows, and sheep will hold a “Meet the Animals” event on July 27th between, 11am and 2pm. Activities include treats to feed the animals, learning their stories, food trucks, donuts, and more. More information can be found at PiedmontRefuge.org.

Thomas Fowler Birthday Celebration at Smyrna COC (END JUL 28)

Smyrna Church of Christ invites you to celebrate with them the birthday of Bishop Thomas Fowler on Sunday, July 28th, starting at 3:30pm, at 1025 Mizpah Church Road in Reidsville, North Carolina. Special guests in attendance will be Perkins & Envision of Greensboro. For more information on this celebration event, call 336-202-2630.

Know Thy Neighbor Community Health Walks (END JUL 30)

Cone Health’s Center for Health Equity presents two Know Thy Neighbor Community Health Walks on Saturday, July 27th, starting at 10am, at the Vance Chavis Branch Library, and on Tuesday July 30th, starting at 6:30pm, at Claremont Courts. Walk with your community, health educators, and clinicians and ask questions while you walk and get to know your neighbors. For more information, call 336-663-5286.

Info Session on the Community Safety Ecosystem (END JUL 30)

Greensboro’s Office of Community Safety is hosting an opportunity to learn about the “community safety ecosystem” on Tuesday July 30, from 6:30-8pm, at the Warnersville Rec Center, 601 Doak St. The “community safety ecosystem” is a shared safety approach that refers to the interconnection of various stakeholders working together and taking responsibility for the wellness of the community as a whole. For more info, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

High Point Heroes Club

The City of High Point is proud to announce The High Point Heroes Club, a free recreational group formed for veterans and active duty community members in the Triad, will meet on the first Friday of the month, between 5:30 and 7pm.  For the location and theme of the coming month, or for more information, call 336-883-3483.

First Friday Open House and Carolina Theatre (END AUG 02)

Celebrate First Friday in August with a Free Open House at The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, from 6 – 8pm, on August 2nd, at 310 S Green Street.  Family Fun will include Karaoke, Entertainment provided by Community Theatre of Greensboro, Video Shorts on the Big Screen, a Selfie Station, a Trivia Prize Wheel, free popcorn, a drink, and more. For further details, call 336-333-2605.

Unmasking Barbie and Ken Conference (END AUG 03)

Girl Talk International has announced the return of the Unmasking Barbie and Ken Conference on Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3, at 2705B W Gate City Blvd in Greensboro. This year’s conference is for all men, women, teens, and preteens!!! There will be something for everyone. To register, visit girltalkinternational.com. Or for more information, call 336-338-8324.

Precious Cargo Foundation Annual Community Baby Shower (END AUG 03)

The Precious Cargo Foundation invites you to their 3rd annual Community Baby Shower, honoring families of the Triad, on Saturday, August 3rd, from 9am to 1pm, at the Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price Street in High Point. To donate, volunteer, or to learn more, visit PreciousCargoFoundation.org. Or call Precious J. Bradley at 910-330-0524.

Godly Love MBC 5th Leadership Anniversary (END AUG 04)

Godly Love Missionary Baptist Church is excited to celebrate the 5th Leadership Anniversary of Pastor Frank and First Lady Vanessa McNeil on Sunday, August 4th, starting at 3pm, at 1423 Corregidor Street in Greensboro. The featured guest speaker for this event will be Nathan M. Milton. Dinner will be served at 1:00pm before the program begins. For more information, call 336-587-0376.

Holmes Grove UMC Special Anniversary Program (END AUG 07)

Celebrating a 50th building anniversary and 150th institution anniversary, Holmes Grove United Methodist Church will host a special program titled “We Are Family: Honoring the Past & Embracing the Future” starting at 9:15 am, Sunday, August 4 and at 7pm Monday August 5th through Wednesday August 7th, at 1100 Alamance Church Road in Greensboro. For speaker details, call 336-272-6302.

What’s In Our Air? STEM Program for Teens (END AUG 08)

The Greensboro Office of Sustainability and Resilience will host “What’s in Our Air? Air Pollution and Monitoring 101,” a hands-on STEM program for teens, on Thursday, August 8, from 9 am to noon, at the Kathleen Clay Library. This program is free but registration is required. For more information about the program, call 336-373-2712 or visit greensboro-nc.gov/OSR.

Boy Scouts’ Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon (END AUG 08)

The Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts of America will conduct its 23rd annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon on Thursday, August 8th, starting at 12 noon, at 23 Oak Branch Drive in Greensboro. The luncheon will recognize the contributions of two unsung heroes who render exemplary service to youth in low-income neighborhoods of the Triad area. For more information, call 336-378-9166, extension 200.

Bold2BUCommunity/Classy Laiez 4Sure Back 2 School Event (END AUG 10)

Bold2BU Community and Classy Ladiez 4Sure SC will host their annual Back 2 School Event for the Heath Community on Saturday, August 10th, from noon to 3pm, at 3701 Heath Ave in Greensboro. This is a free event. For complete details, please call 347-248-6281.

Aggie Source Food Drive (END AUG 10)

Groove and Give with the Staff Senate of North Carolina A&T State University at the Aggie Source food drive on Saturday, August 10, from 1-3pm, in the parking lot of The Alvin V. Blount Jr. Student Health Center on A&T’s campus, 112 N. Benbow Road. Bring non-perishable food and/or toiletry donations and prepare for fun, prizes, and dancing to the sounds of our DJ. For more info, visit ncat.edu.

Women’s Information Network 20th Scholarship Anniversary (END AUG 17)

The Women’s Information Network proudly announces the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its esteemed Jevon Ryans White scholarship program.  In celebration of this significant anniversary, WIN will award two scholarships and recognize previous recipients on Saturday, August 17th, starting at 12 noon, at the Gibsonville Community Center, 314 10th Street. For more information, visit win-inc.org.

FCSO Family Food Truck Festival and Cruise-In (END AUG 24)

In support of the newly created Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office Employee Relief Fund, Foundation 34 invites all local foodies and car lovers out to the FCSO Family Food Truck Festival and Cruise-In on Saturday, August 24th, from 4-8pm, at Jerry Long YMCA, 1150 S Peace Haven Road in Clemmons. There is no entry fee for this event. For further details, call 336-917-7452.

Women’s Equality Day Breakfast (END AUG 24)

Celebrating the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920, the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women will host their annual Women’s Equality Day Breakfast on August 24, starting at 9am, at 3121 W. Gate City Blvd. The keynote speaker this year will be Gayle Rose, program manager for the NC Enhance Mobile Crisis Pilot Program. For tickets, or to learn more, visit greensboro-nc.gov/csw, or call 336-373-2038.

FCSO Ride For Freedom (END SEP 07)

The Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office invites all bicycle riders and enthusiasts to join the inaugural Ride for Freedom on Saturday, September 7th, at Shallowford Square, 6555 Shallowford Road in Lewisville, North Carolina. Registration is at 7am. Biking begins at 8. For further details, call 336-917-7452.

FCSO Never Walk Alone (END SEP 14)

To promote recovery from addiction and education about the disease, the Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office invites you to attend Never Walk Alone on Saturday, September 14th, from 3-6pm, at Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Ave in Winston-Salem. Community providers of resources will be on-site. The Phase Band and Hype Soul Line will provide entertainment. For further details, call 336-917-7452.

Black Family Day (END SEP 14)

The 28th Anniversary Celebration of Black Family Day will be observed on Saturday, September 14th, beginning at 3pm, in downtown Reidsville, at Market Square, 303 South Scales Street. A day of unity, peace, and love – inspiring and strengthening family ties, Black Family Day has been bringing all people together in Reidsville since 1996. For more information on this open to the public event, call 336-280-6924.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Alamance County (END SEP 28)

As part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Alamance County on Saturday, September 28, at 200 S. Main Street in Burlington. Check-in opens at 9am, with an Opening Ceremony at 10am and a Walk Start at 10:30am. To register, visit act.alz.org/Alamance or call 800-272-3900.

WRC GSO’s “MEN CAN COOK… with a Twist” (END OCT 05)

The Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro’s premier fundraising event – “MEN CAN COOK… with a Twist” will be Saturday, October 5, from 5:30-8:30pm, at the Greensboro Coliseum’s Piedmont Hall. This annual event features more than 50 famous-in-their-own-kitchen “chefs” serving up signature dishes to be enjoyed in small-bite samples. For information or tickets, visit WomensCenterGSO.org or call 336-275-6090.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Guilford County (END OCT 05)

As part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Guilford County on Saturday October 5th, at 408 Bellemeade Street in Greensboro. Check-in opens at 9am, with an Opening Ceremony at 10am and a Walk Start at 10:30am. To register, visit act.alz.org/guilford or call 800-272-3900.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s – Forsyth County (END NOV 02)

As part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Forsyth County on Saturday, November 2nd, at 951 Ballpark Way in Winston-Salem. Check-in opens at 9am, with an Opening Ceremony at 10am and a Walk Start at 10:30am. To register, visit act.alz.org/winstonsalem or call 800-272-3900.

GuilfordWorks Assisting Those Impacted By Recent Layoffs

GuilfordWorks is prepared to support those individuals impacted by a recent layoff in the Community. The NCWorks Career Centers in Guilford and Forsyth counties can provide career and job placement services to those impacted by unemployment or underemployment. For more information on employment, access to training, and other resources, call 336-373-3027.

Medicaid/CHIP Renewal

People enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP should update their contact information and check the mail for a renewal form from their Medicaid agency over the next few months. It is important to complete the renewal form and return it immediately to avoid a loss of coverage, including parents who may be renewing coverage for their children. People who have lost Medicaid or CHIP should visit HealthCare.gov to see if they are eligible to enroll in a low-cost, quality health plan.

NCBA Senior Community Service Employment Program

Recognizing that income and productivity are key to maintaining the quality of life our seniors deserve, the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging proudly provides employment training and placement services under the Senior Community Service Employment Program.  In order to qualify, you must be 55 or older, unemployed, capable of performing part-time training duties, and have a family income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Priority is given to Veterans and their qualified spouses. For further priority criteria, and to learn more about how this program could benefit you, visit NCBA-AGING.org. Or call program manager Brenda Cogdell at 336-229-6384. Direct line for the NCWorks Greensboro Office is 336-297-9444 ext. 202, and direct line for the NCWorks High Point Training Office is 336-882-4141 ext. 8502.

Free Computer Classes at the Library

Free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org. 

Progressive Toastmasters

Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For further details or the Zoom registration link, please contact Gail Torres at gail2813@aol.com.

Aggies at the Goal Line

The Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T State University students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree, and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Many students have been able to obtain their degree in less than one year. Reach out today! Don’t let anything hold you back!

Take Me Home

The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.

Guilford County Schools

Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.

TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations

A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.

Styrofoam Recycling

While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.

Glass Recycling

The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.

Library Makerspace

Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.